Writing Popular Fiction

Trade Hardcover

Release Date: 1973
Copyright: © 1972 by Dean R. Koontz
Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books
Page Count: 232
ISBN-10: 0-911654-21-6
Cover Price: $6.95
States: No statement of printing
Back cover mentions Hanging On, Beastchild, Shattered, Starblood, Hell’s Gate, and “Chase (as K. R. Dwyer)”


Acknowledgments:  “Legacy of Terror, Demon Child are copyright 1971 by Deanna Dwyer and are quoted by permission of the author.  The Haunted Earth is copyright 1973 by Dean R. Koontz.  The appearance of the original sample chapter and outline, from which it was sold, is by permission of Lancer Books.”

p9: “…in my own novel Chase (under the pseudonym K. R. Dwyer)…”

p13: “One of my own, Blood Risk (under the pseudonym Brian Coffey)…”

p77: “In the first book of a suspense series I have just begun for Bobbs-Merrill  Blood Risk by Brian Coffey…”

p116-117 Chapter 5: Gothic-Romance

Briefly discusses writing two gothic romances with a “female by-line”.  Koontz then goes on to quote from Deanna Dwyer without acknowledging it was he.  He also claims that three Deanna Dwyer books are “yet to be published”.

p139: “Rough Sexy Novels are written by, among hundreds of others, …Ann Griffin…”

p148: “None of these, however, would be appropriate titles for the RoughSN, which must come on much more forcefully, as these several examples attest: Share the Warm Flesh, Thirteen and Ready!, Swapper’s Convention, Sextet, Thrust, and Hung!.

Last updated on February 28th, 2018